12 months
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25186 USD/year
25186 USD/year
8878 USD/year
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About

The MA in Religion at the University of Georgia offers an opportunity to work closely with a scholar in your area of interest in the study of religion, while receiving additional support from our excellent and diverse faculty.

Overview

About this Degree

At the, University of Georgia, the Religion Department offers a Master of Arts degree (MA) in religion. Application for admission is made through the Graduate School. An MA in religion consists of 24 hours of course work (18 in major area, 6 in a minor) and 6 hours of thesis and related research for a total of 30 semester hours. 

At least 12 hours (excluding 7000 Master’s Research) must be taken in courses not admitting undergraduates. No more than 6 hours of 7000 may be included in the program of study.

Programme Structure

A major (18 hours) to be selected from one of the following areas of concentration:

  • American Studies (American Religion, African American Religion, Native American Religion, Southern Religion)
  • Asian Studies (Literature, History, Thought in Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Jainism, Sikhism, and/or Shinto)
  • African and African Diaspora Studies
  • Biblical Studies (Hebrew Bible, New Testament, Biblical World)
  • Christian Studies (Bible & Christian Literature, History, Thought)
  • Islamic Studies (Quran & Islamic Literature, History, Thought and Sufism)
  • Jewish Studies (Hebrew Bible & Jewish Literature, History, Thought)

A minor (6 hours) in an area outside the major field, selected in consultation with the majorprofessor from the areas of concentration listed above or from other pertinent areas such as:

  • Anthropology
  • Classics
  • Greco-Roman History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Linguistics
  • Ancient Near Eastern History

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

24 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate School application form
  • Application processing fee
  • Three letters of recommendation—these must be submitted by your letter writers directly to the Graduate School online application system
  • Unofficial transcripts of all institutions attended—official transcripts will be required if you are admitted
  • Writing sample—preferably a 10-15 page paper written for an undergraduate or graduate religion course
  • Statement of purpose—a 500–1000 word statement, explaining which areas of religion you wish to pursue and why you wish to pursue them (the first or second sentence should include the professor(s) you would like to work with)
  • Official GRE scores (must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions directly by the responsible testing agency)
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12593 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    25186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12593 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4439 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Athens

720 - 1170 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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